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Student Support Advisors

We offer a range of core services designed to support your educational and personal needs in the areas of academic achievement, careers, disability, enrolment, financial assistance, and pastoral care.

We’ll work with you to develop your potential so you can successfully complete your studies. Our services are free and we treat all information with discretion.

Contact a Student Support Advisor near you.


What we can do for you

Academic support

We can help you with the study skills you need to set and achieve your study goals, including:

  • help with assignments
  • essay writing
  • referencing
  • time management
  • reading strategies, etc.

Financial assistance

We can help you find financial support through:

  • Work and Income
  • StudyLink
  • scholarships
  • hardship grants and loans.

Pastoral care

To help you maintain your health and wellbeing, we can help you find an appropriate agency for:

  • budgeting advice
  • counseling
  • health services.

We can also provide guidance and support if you have any concerns or complaints about your wānanga experience.


Student representation

As a student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, you’ll have the chance to be a student representative for your class. Student Support works closely with class representatives to make sure students’ concerns are heard and addressed. Volunteers for this role are usually chosen at the beginning of each programme – so put your hand up if you’re keen!


Careers guidance

We can help you reach your career goals by assisting with your:

  • career planning
  • curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letters
  • job search skills and Student Job Search.

For more information on Careers Guidance click here.


Disability support

If you have a temporary or permanent disability or impairment, make sure you ask us how we can help. We may be able to provide:

  • a support worker or note-taker
  • an assessment of your learning needs
  • an eye or hearing test
  • special equipment or resources

For more information on Disability Support click here.


Enrolment support

Enrolling and choosing the right programme of study can involve complex decisions. We provide the information and the people you need to get through the process. 

As a first step, you can read the Guide to Enrolment page in this prospectus. Each programme page also outlines its own specific entry criteria for enrolment. You can ask for one-on-one assistance from our Student Support team who can:

  • help guide you through your enrolment, step by step
  • provide advice on your programme selection
  • advise you of Recognition of Prior Learning requirements.


Contact us

For more information on our services, or if you need help, please contact your local student support team.

Call our freephone on 0800 355 553

Email us at: info@twoa.ac.nz

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